In 6 weeks I am officially no longer a mother. I take that back, I am a mother, but for 8 glorious days The Husband and I get to pretend like we are two baby free kids on our honeymoon. Sounds too good to be true? Yep, it almost is.
The Husband has a conference in Maui at the nicest resort on the island for a week in March. When I say nicest, this is a serious understatement. This place is like heaven on earth, and will by far be the fanciest place that Yum ever stayed. The best part is that this conference is designed for families and it is the only one of the year where wives are encouraged to come. Not that I need a lot of encouragement for a free trip to Maui (Yep, I said free.)
Initially we were going to take the little man, but after the trip from hell that I took with him back in October we decided that an 11 hour flight was not something that he was up to, and it was definitely not something that I was up for. After hearing this my saintly mother-in-law offered to fly over and watch him while we jet off for the week. Can you Hell Yes????
Certainly I am anxious about leaving the little man for such a long time given that we have never spent more than a night apart. However, the thought of lying on the beach or sunning myself by the pool sans rambunctious toddler for 7 full days and nights far outweighs any fears I might have about missing him. Far, far outweighs.
Now that the trip is only a few weeks a way I find myself bubbling with excitment. Almost 2 years now we have been traveling with a kid who hates to fly. I can't imagine what it will be like to fly alone again. I have 11 hours to read books, magazines, SLEEP, watch movies; the flight alone sounds like heaven. I know, I'm crazy to be so psyched about a flight but any of you out there will kids know exactly what I am taking about!!!
The thing that I am most excited about today is the outfitting of myself for the trip! Given my non-pregnancy status I am looking to buy some pieces that I would be able to wear in the summer if my shape does happen to expand (please, please.)
Here are a few things I am lusting after.
Clearly I have tried all of these items on, and clearly it is just a matter of time before they are mine. I think that coupled with the items from Gilt, and my new vest and gladiator sandals I am going to have quite the yummy resort wardrobe.
We obviously have much more to discuss before the trip, but for now I'm just going to sit here looking at 20 degree freezing weather outside my window and dream of a place that is warm enough for me to wear these pieces.